Webex Recording Format

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(Moved sentences around so that WOT is introduced before it is referenced)
(I seem to have missed that the last entry in the software list first required conversion to WMV using the official tool, i.e. it could not actually read this format)
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** [https://web.archive.org/web/20040617155141/http://www.webex.com/customercare/downloads-player.html Version from 2004]
** [https://web.archive.org/web/20040617155141/http://www.webex.com/customercare/downloads-player.html Version from 2004]
* [https://help.webex.com/en-us/WBX000026388/WRF2WMV-Converter WRF2WMV]: Convert to [[WMV]]
* [https://help.webex.com/en-us/WBX000026388/WRF2WMV-Converter WRF2WMV]: Convert to [[WMV]]
* [https://www.videoconverterfactory.com/tips/wrf-converter.html Video Converter Factory]: Probably malware, with a very dubious claim to support the format. Did nothing but crash at startup when tested.
== Links ==
== Links ==

Revision as of 07:37, 17 September 2019

File Format
Name Webex Recording Format
Extension(s) .wrf
Released Between 1995[1] and 2003[2]

Webex Recording Format (WRF) is a proprietary video container format used to store recordings created by Webex, a video conferencing program used mainly in business environments. It appears, based on mentions of a specific codec not "being accepted" by a conversion program[3], to be a container format; the fact that it can use the H.264 codec[3] suggests that it may internally use other widely-used formats, as well. It is possible that it may record other details of the video conference, such as text chat, as well.[4] It succeeded WOT and was succeeded by Advanced Recording Format. It seems to share the magic number ASCII WOTF ("WOT File", presumably) with WOT[5][6].


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  1. Wikipedia:Webex, see date of founding
  2. Date of https://web.archive.org/web/20030724053357/http://meetingcenter1.webex.com/client/latest/atplay.exe
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://help.webex.com/en-us/WBX000026388/WRF2WMV-Converter → "Note"
  4. http://www.wbximg.com/includes/documents/data-sheets/NBR_datasheet.pdf; unclear how much of this applies only to ARF
  5. http://searchengineblaster.com/wots/sebtour.wot
  6. https://archive.org/download/SharingAppContactOperation/SharingApp_ContactOperation.wrf
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